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World Beyond Difference: Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization / Edition 1
     

World Beyond Difference: Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization / Edition 1

by Ronald Niezen
 

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ISBN-10: 1405126906

ISBN-13: 9781405126908

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A World Beyond Difference unpacks the globalization literature and offers a valuable critique: one that is forthright, yet balanced, and draws on the local work of ethnographers to counter relativist and globalist discourses.

  • Presents a lively conceptual and historical map of how we think about the emerging socio-political world, and above

Overview

A World Beyond Difference unpacks the globalization literature and offers a valuable critique: one that is forthright, yet balanced, and draws on the local work of ethnographers to counter relativist and globalist discourses.

  • Presents a lively conceptual and historical map of how we think about the emerging socio-political world, and above all how we think politically about human cultural differences
  • Interprets, criticizes, and frames responses to world culture
  • Draws from the work of recent major social theorists, comparing them to classical social theorists in an instructive manner
  • Grounds critique of theory in years of ethnographic research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405126908
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Introduction 1

2 The Tradition of Rational Utopianism 11

3 The Cultural Contradictions of Globalization 35

4 (Anti) Globalization from Below 57

5 Human Rights Pluralism and Universalism 82

6 Postmodernism’s Revolt Against Order 102

7 The New Neo-Marxism 122

8 Paradigms of Postcolonial Liberation 144

9 Conclusion 168

Notes 179

References 204

Index 213

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